Category «Law Library Management»

Project Management – A Law Librarian Survival Skill

Carol A. Watson discusses how effective project management requires considerable thought and preparation before actually initiating the work of the project. Although many of us are eager to jump into the tasks related to a project, it is important to remember that careful planning will provide the groundwork for a successful project outcome. Carol reminds us, “Remember, it takes time to save time,” and she will be writing on this overall topic in forthcoming issues of LLRX.com

Subjects: Law Firm Marketing, Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Legal Research Training, Legal Technology, Libraries & Librarians, Program Planning, Reference Resources

Update to Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move

From the perspective of several decades in the profession, Mary Whisner provides advice and specific data on what new law librarians should know about salaries, career opportunities, job responsibilities and challenges.

Subjects: Features, Job Hunting, Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians

Carpe Diem: Establish an Institutional Repository for Your Organization

Carol A. Watson’s article addresses how most communications and scholarship are born digital and often scattered across various servers and hard drives. She proposes that librarians have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in organizing and preserving digital information, and details how colleagues can collect the intellectual output of their respective institutions.

Subjects: Law Library Management

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Eye for an Eye

Heather A. Phillips reviews William Ian Miller’s, Eye for an Eye, in which he closely examines the ties between the literal realism of “an eye for an eye”, and notions of honor and redemption.

Subjects: Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, LLRX Book Review

Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital Age: Revolution and Tradition

Claire M. Germain presents an overview of the public policy issues surrounding digital libraries, and discusses the impact of globalization and the Internet on international and foreign law information, the free access to law movement and open access scholarship, mass digitization projects, and preservation of born digital legal information.

Subjects: Information Management, Law Library Management, Legal Research

Deal or No Deal Licensing and Acquiring Digital Resources – Deal Breaking License Clauses

Kara Phillips reviews the top ten deal breaking components in license agreements, including: authorized users, damages, indemnification, perpetual access, pricing, privacy, multi-site licensing, and remote access.

Subjects: Deal or No Deal, Law Library Management, Library Software & Technology, Licensing

LawPro Links – An A to Z Directory of Web Resources

Sabrina I. Pacifici has revised and updated her guide to a core group of reliable, content rich resources for researchers. Highlighted topics include: a new search engine for legal blogs, one for free federal district court filings, and one for Wikipedia; an updated legal research guide from M.G. Gallagher Law Library, government sponsored e-waste and recycling services, a filmology of librarians in the movies, the 10 best corporate intranets of 2007, the launch of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Project Website, and much more.

Subjects: Blogs, E-Government, Government Resources, Information Management, Intranets, KM, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Search Engines, Wiki

Technology and Policy Issues With Acquiring Digital Collections

Roger V. Skalbeck and Iva M. Futrell address issues raised with acquiring digital collections, including a discussion of two legal-specific digitization projects available to any sector that wants to acquire them, including firms, courts and universities.

Subjects: Law Library Management, Licensing

A Cup of Creativi-tea: Start a Resolution

Terri Wilson offers quick suggestions, easily implemented, for making time to fulfill a resolution or two during the course of our increasingly demanding work week.

Subjects: Information Management, Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Library Marketing

Deal or No Deal Licensing & Acquiring Digital Resources: License Negotiations Reprise

Kara Phillips’ chart documents practical references and resources for licensing negotiations that appear in the library literature covers: researching vendors, seeking input from patrons and usesrs, negotiating pricing, setting contract goals, and establishing effective communications strategies.

Subjects: Deal or No Deal, Electronic Subscriptions, Law Library Management, Libraries & Librarians
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